Astros coach Baker, who oversees the American League in this year's Major League Baseball All-Star game, has revealed that Angels Shohei Ohtani will be a candidate for the starting pitcher in the All-Star game.

Otani has been selected for both pitching in the All-Star Game following last year, and it has been decided to start as a designated hitter selected in the first place in the fan vote, but it is not clear about his appointment as a pitcher. ..

Astros coach Baker, who is the manager of this American League, responded to an interview before the match with the Angels on the 13th, and when asked if Otani was included in the starting pitcher's choice of the All-Star game, "Yes, probably." And revealed that he would be a candidate.

He said, "He's not just an all-star, he's a" megastar. "He's started talking to acting director Nevin and he wants to get an idea."

Regarding the starting pitchers of the American League, Rays pitcher McClanahan, who has an ERA of 1.71 at the top of the league, will start on the 13th, and on Rotation Street, he will enter the All-Star game in the same 5th as Otani.

Meanwhile, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, who has won the league's top 11 wins, is scheduled to start the match against Athletics on the 16th, so Baker has shown a negative view on the pitching of the All-Star game that will be held in the middle of the 2nd. I am.

Otani played the first time in history to play at the same time in all-star games last year, and became a winning pitcher with no runs in one pitcher and no hit in two at bats.

If I serve as a starting pitcher, it will be the second consecutive year and the first time for a Japanese player.

This year's All-Star game will be held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on the 19th and 20th of Japan time, and will be broadcast on NHK General TV from 9 am.

You can also watch it on NHK Plus simultaneous distribution.